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Perfect Weather For HOF Classic Game

Stars Come Out For

 Hall of Fame Classic

Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson and Chairman Jane Forbes Clark, far right, pose for a team photo with Hall of Famers and Major Leaguers who came out to play ball in Doubleday Field for the Hall of Fame Classic game Saturday.  Among them were Rollie Fingers, Eddie Murray, Tim Rains, Ozzie Smith, Ryan Sweeney, Chris Gomez, A.J. Pierzynski, Tim Crabtree, Todd Zeile and more. Between innings fans clamored at the gates around the fields, hoping to get autographs from the star players. At right, Goose Gossage  gives a fist-bump to Russle Slamowitz and his father Adam who traveled from Reno, Nevada, especially for the game. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 27
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SUNDAY, MAY 27

Paddle Board Race

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SUP RACE – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. All skill levels welcome to the 2 mile Stand Up Paddle board race. Demonstration available to 3 p.m. Brookwood Point, 6000 St. Hwy. 80, Cooperstown. Call 607-286-7349 or visit www.canoeandkayakrentals.com/brookwood-opening/2018/5/27/3rd-annual-sup-race

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE – 8 p.m. Presenting LADAMA, a band of 4 women performing a blend of Pan-American Traditional music mixed with soul, R&B, & pop. Cost, $28 at-the-door. West Kortright Center, 49 West Kortright Church Rd., East Meredith. Call 607-278-5454 or visit westkc.org/event/ladama/

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Comedian Amy Schumer To Perform At Foothills

Comedian Amy Schumer

To Perform At Foothills

Comedian Amy Schumer, shown here as part of Comedy Central’s “Night of Too Many Stars” in 2015, will perform at Foothills on Tuesday. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

ONEONTA – Stand up comedian and “I Feel Pretty” star Amy Schumer announced that she will perform at Foothills on Tuesday, May 29.

According to New York Upstate, Schumer allegedly walked into Foothills on Friday and offered to perform. Tickets for the event at $20 and all proceeds will go to local charities.

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BASE Race Signals Big Weekend’s Start

BASE Race Signals

Big Weekend’s Start

The Hall of Fame’s BASE Race is underway at this hour through the streets of Cooperstown, signalling the start of busy Memorial Day Weekend 2018. The Hall of Fame Classic in historic Doubleday Field, featuring Major League players, beginning at 1:05. Monday, the 40-mile General Clinton Regatta departs Brookwood Point, Bainbridge bound, at 6 a.m.  Memorial Day parades begin in Cooperstown at 10:50 a.m. to a commemoration at the Soldiers & Sailors Monument at the county courthouse; in Oneonta, the parade begins at noon on Main Street, bound for a commemoration at Veterans Memorial Walkway in Neahwa Park.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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OHS Grad Brings Artifacts From Armory Back To City

OHS Grad Brings Artifacts

From Armory Back To City

Retired OHS Athletic Director Tony Drago, left, greets one of his former students, Courtney T. Burns, now director of the state Military Museum & Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs. Burns was in Oneonta Thursday and today installing “Oneonta’s Own: The State Militia & National Guard in Oneonta, 1812-2003,” the new exhibit at the Oneonta History Center.  It opened this afternoon and features artifacts from the city’s former Armory on Academy Street that were moved to the museum when the local facility was merged into one in Walton in 2003.  Drago reminded Burns that OHS, when it was located on Arsenal Street, had a rifle team that used to practice across the street at a range in the Armory’s basement.   Looking on is Art Torrey, GOHS board member.  The exhibit runs until the end of August.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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Marilyn E. Baker, 65; Mother Lived In Oneonta All Her Life

IN MEMORIAM: Marilyn E. Baker, 65;

Mother Lived In Oneonta All Her Life

ONEONTA – Marilyn Elizabeth Baker, 65, passed away May 24, 2018, at Bassett Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born on May 28, 1952, in Oneonta, the daughter of Willard and Daurice Miller, and lived there all her life.

Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister. She lived by her last name as she was known for her famous cookies. She was known as “Grandma” by many and loved to spoil her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, especially with the stuffed stockings at Christmas.

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Dr. Nancy J. Bachman, 61, Otego; Professor, Pioneering Researcher
IN MEMORIAM

Dr. Nancy J. Bachman, 61, Otego;

Professor, Pioneering Researcher

Nancy J. Bachman

OTEGO – Dr. Nancy Jane Bachman, 61, a reseacher and, more recently, SUNY Oneonta biology professor, passed away at home on May 22, 2018, after battling Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Cancer.

Nancy was born in Walnut Creek, Calif., on April 24, 1957. She was the first of five children born to Muriel (née Fry) Bachman and Jack Bachman. Muriel was a teacher, homemaker and educational pioneer. Jack was a PhD researcher, professor and collegiate athletics coach.

Nancy was an active wife, sister, aunt, niece and cousin, supporting, loving and cheering her family with all her heart. 

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HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, MAY 26

9th Annual Hall Of Fame Classic

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HOF CLASSIC – Noon. Get hyped for the game with the Home Run Contest then enjoy the 9th Hall of Fame Classic Game. First pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Doubleday Field, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-7200 or visit baseballhall.org/events/classic-18?date=0

LIVE AUCTION – 3 p.m. Find beautifully painted tables, chairs, and paddles for auction. General Clinton Park, 2507 Hinkley Ln., Bainbridge. Call 914-262-3216 or visit www.jerichoarts.com

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Susquehanna Valley Animal Shelter Receives 5 Star Donation

Susquehanna Animal Shelter

Receives ‘Share Love’ Grant

As part of Subaru’s Share The Love program of community giving, Five Star Subaru today donated $9,822 to the Susquehanna Animal Shelter, which serves the county from Hartwick Seminary. Here, Five Star proprietor Ben Guenther presents a check to SAS board member Peter Gould, Executive Director Stacie Haynes, and board members Jill Basile and Merilyn Gould at the Oneonta car dealership. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Katz Recipient Of 1st Ann Stewart Scholarship Award

Robbie Katz Receives First

Ann Stewart Scholarship

Gretchin Sorin, Cooperstown Graduate Program director, left, and Ruth Stewart (with photo of daughter Ann), right, stand with Robert Katz, the first recipient of the Ann Stewart Scholarship. Katz will be moving to New York City to work at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum as the Science and Public Programs intern. “I will be crating kid’s programs, running a summer camp and helping them make raised garden beds.” said Katz, son of Jeff and Karen Katz.  “If I can get my hands dirty, I am looking forward to it.” Sorin added “We thought it would be meaningful to Ruth and her family to have someone from Cooperstown receive it.” (Ian Austin/ AllOTSEGO.com)
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